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Leonard Nimoy, Spock on 'Star Trek,' dead at 83

Nimoy, who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles

Double Negative gets Prime Focus its first Oscar

The company, which merged into Prime Focus, did fabulous SFX work on Interstellar

India's Ricky Kej, Vaswani win at Grammy while Anoushka loses

Kej was declared a winner for his collaborative album 'Winds of Samsara' in the New Age Album category

Sam Smith, Beck pick top awards at 57th Grammys

Beyonce also won in three categories --best R&B song, best R&B performance on 'Drunk in love' and for surround sound award for ...

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Drummed out of the studio

The new season of Coke Studio promises to bring fresh names and styles. But will it be able to match its Pakistan counterpart?

Oscar balm for troubled minds

Sensitive portrayals of the troubled human mind have stolen the show at the Oscars

The store that dresses Prime Minister Modi

The Ahmedabad store that made Modi's monogrammed suit is inundated with requests from people who want customised attire

Lest the wheel stops spinning

The author traces the journey of pottery enthusiast Rekha Bajpe Aggarwal who is working to prevent the death of the traditional art

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Fun through the night

Raids and crackdowns pared down the party scene in Mumbai some years ago, but this could soon change with Aditya Thackeray's plans for the city

Pop-up stores: Itinerant fashion

Fashion pop-up stores are all the rage with emerging designers who don't have the resources for standalone showrooms

Reinventing the wheel with vintage cars

From the 1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost to the 1939 Bentley Vande Plas - rare vintage cars and motorcycles will soon be seen in New Delhi

You only live once

Indian billionaires do not believe in sitting on their wealth. They'd rather go out and a buy a plane or two, or an expensive car, or maybe a ...

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Isis: anatomy of a new scourge in West Asia

The Islamic State of Iraq and (Greater) Syria, known across the world by its iconic abbreviation, Isis, thrust itself into global consciousness ...

Kleptocracy and extremism

Across much of the world, populations suffer daily shakedowns by the police. At roadblocks, market stalls and entrances to government buildings, ...

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Is Captain Cool for real?

A new biography asks the question but struggles for an answer

What Harish Khare heard

Much of history, when seen in retrospect, can take on an air of inevitability. Most susceptible to this illusion, in a way, are elections, ...

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Anjuli Bhargava

Exam festivals aren't the answer
Anjuli Bhargava

PM Modi has poor handwriting. He never scored high marks as a student. He passed his examinations, perhaps, because his teachers could barely ...

Malavika Sangghvi

The emperor has one suit less
Malavika Sangghvi

After the Kejriwal sweep, Modi appears a man chastened. He has taken to wearing sober clothes, the famous "power walk" has been toned down, and ...

Arundhuti Dasgupta

Sorry separates gods from demons
Arundhuti Dasgupta

Who would have thought that sorry would emerge as the most powerful word in Indian politics? Politicians, usually not a remorseful bunch, have ...

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Chess (#1137)

The Tbilisi Grand Prix is headed for an interesting finish. Evgeny Tomashevsky leads with a tremendous 7 points from 9 games

IPL's beloved, again

With Yuvraj Singh attracting the highest price at the IPL auction for the second season running, the author evaluates his real worth

Chess (#1136)

The Grand Prix at Tbilisi is under way while the Zurich Challenge has just concluded. Evgeny Tomashevsky leads at Tbilisi with a fantastic 3.5 ...

At 25 mn, Indo-Pak match viewership creates history

The match saw India maintaining its unbeaten record against their arch-rivals

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Up there but not quite

Hyundai has taken its competitors head-on with a smartly revamped Verna. The author takes stock of the changes in the sedan and assesses whether ...

Dial 911 for pleasure

The Porsche 911 Targa 4S is good looking, has enormous power, yet can run like a gentle creature in slow traffic. What more would you want from ...

Power wheels: Obama's 'Beast' vs Modi's BMW 7-Series

With a night-vision system, tear-gas cannons and a blood bank, Barack Obama's car is a "beast" on the road. Here's a look at how Narendra Modi's ...

Inner peace with the new Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz CLA, with its radical good looks and smooth ride, should attract young first-time buyers

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...